Junior Entry

Entry to the Junior School is usually at Reception (4+) or Year 3 (7+) in the September after a girl’s fourth or seventh birthday. Offers of a place are made on the basis of an assessment conducted in the November or January before her year of entry. We select girls who we believe have the aptitude and potential to benefit from a Sydenham High School education. You can register your daughter by submitting an application form with £100 registration fee.

Visiting us

Our next formal open morning for 2018 entry is on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 9.30am.

If you would like to visit us sooner or are not able to attend an open event we also hold a weekly tour on most Wednesday mornings. Please call on 020 8557 7003 for details and to book a place.

The timetable below summarises the key dates for 2018 entry. If you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Submit application form for September 2018 entry The application fee is £100 for UK students and £125 for overseas students. Applications must be received by 22 November 2017.
Entrance assessments

Reception (Thursday 23 November 2017, Tuesday 9 January 2018 or Wednesday 10 January 2018)

Your daughter will be asked to take part in a playgroup session with the class teachers lasting approximately one hour. We will assess numeracy skills, early phonics awareness, handwriting, conversation skills and interaction with other pupils. We also request a report from your daughter’s nursery.

Year 3 (Wednesday 29 November 2017 or Thursday 30 November 2017)

Your daughter will be invited to take part in a formal assessment lasting three hours. The assessment involves knowledge of basic numeracy facts, comprehension, story writing, reading and non verbal reasoning tests. We also request a report from the Head of your daughter’s current school.

Deadline for Acceptance of offers Dates to be confirmed

Entry to other year groups

Occasionally there are places available in other year groups or mid-term. Please contact us on 020 8557 7003 to see if a space is available and we will arrange for you to meet with our Head of Junior School to discuss your application. The fee for occasional vacancy registration is £100.